COVID-19 Testing, Tracing, and Results

Last updated: Nov. 29, 2020

Information changes frequently. Please check back to this page often.

Effective 12:01 a.m., Monday Nov. 23, Huron Perth Public Health Unit region will be in the ORANGE-RESTRICT level of the provincial COVID-19 response framework. Learn more about what this means for Huron-Perth.

Getting tested

The province has prioritized testing for:

  • those with COVID-19 symptoms
  • those who have been instructed by public health to get tested
  • those eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Long-Term Care. This includes people visiting at long-term care homes.

People who are household members of a sick person who is going for testing DO NOT also need to go for a test unless otherwise advised by their family doctor or public health. 

If you have no symptoms (asymptomatic) and meet certain criteria, you may be able to get a test at select pharmacies.  Learn more about COVID-19 test and testing location information.

How to get tested

  • If you are unsure if you need to be tested for COVID-19 complete the Ontario government’s Online Assessment tool.
  • Call your primary healthcare provider or contact the community assessment centres directly to book an appointment. If you meet the criteria to get tested at a pharmacy, contact the pharmacy directly. Use this searchable list of COVID-19 Testing Locations.
  • Assessment centres are managed by local primary care under the Ontario Health agency. HPPH provides the following list of local assessment centres for community information, but please contact a local assessment centre for more information.
Locations of Huron Perth COVID-19 Community Testing Centres
Location Contact information Hours of operation How to get a test

Stratford [operated by Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance] 

Rotary Complex - Hall D

353 McCarthy Rd., Stratford

Monday - Friday

9 am - 5 pm:
519-272-8210 Ext. 2747

Monday - Friday
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Appointment required; pre-book via online booking form.
  • May call ahead for instructions; by appointment only.
  • Drive-through; people without a vehicle will also be accommodated.
  • Will accommodate self-referral.
  • Only testing available.

Stratford Huron and Matilda Shoppers Drug Mart (only tests eligible people without symptoms)

511 Huron St., Stratford (Huron and Matilda)

519-271-9195

Monday - Sunday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Listowel Outpatient Building,

285 Sarah Ave N., Listowel 

519-292-2133 

Monday - Saturday

7 am - 7 pm

(hours subject to change)

  • Call ahead for instructions; by appointment only.
  • Please call between 10am-3pm to schedule an appointment.
  • Online booking available http://lwha.ca/covidbooking/

Grand Bend Assessment Centre

69 Main Street, East Grand Bend

519-238-1556
Ext. 111

Monday - Friday

1:30 - 4 pm

  • Call to book an appointment.
  • Drive-up available. People without vehicles will also be accommodated. 
  • Will accept self referrals.
  • Only testing available.

Goderich

Recreation and Community Centre

180 McDonald St., Goderich

519-524-6060
Ext. 263

Monday - Friday

10 am - 4 pm

  • By appointment only.

  • Self-referrals accepted.
  • Call to book an appointment.
  • Assessment and testing available.
  • After hours: If you are calling your local healthcare provider after hours, please follow their instructions.
  • If you require further support to arrange testing (for example, you can't get to an assessment centre), please call Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) at 1-888-221-2133.
  • After hours: If you have called HPPH after 4 p.m., we will call you back the next business day, Monday through Friday, to help arrange testing.
  • Locations of Huron Perth COVID-19 Community Testing Centres [PDF]

Anyone with severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, or any other medical emergency should call 9-1-1.

Getting test results

  • Turnaround time for test results varies.
  • Please note that while you will be notified of a positive result, negative results are given through the online portal and require a photo health (OHIP) card.
    • Please discuss alternative arrangements to receive testing results if you:
      • Do not have a photo health OHIP card (green card)
      • Have a red-and-white OHIP card
      • Do not have access to the internet
      • Are unable to understand a website in English

If, after seven days, your test results have not appeared online contact Huron Perth Public Health.

Contact tracing

  • If you have been identified by public health as a high risk contact of a confirmed or probable case:
    • Public Health will advise about testing. You will be told to isolate at home immediately.
    • If you have symptoms, any close contacts who were in contact with you in the 48 hours before your symptoms started will also be told to isolate and to contact HPPH if they develop any symptoms.
    • HPPH will follow up with you and your contacts as needed during this time.